Where were you and or what happened in your life when you truly realized that nobody truly is for you more than your Christ? When your friends abandoned you, when you family turned away, when you own children, wife, and husband would rather be anywhere else but with you is when the truth is revealed. No matter who it is they will eventually not be there when you need them. Over and over again Christ shows us in our lives that he is the Savior and King his Father has put in place to be. And even in death he will once again show up when you need him to. He is the only truth and the light of the world. In darkness the one true direction is always towards the light and it is there where you will find him. The moment you focus on truth that mankind will hurt you sooner or later. Even you yourself will do the same to someone else eventually because you are yet one of those “Mankind”, we all are. We know one thing naturally, and that is how to disappoint, hurt, or let down others, even ourselves. There is but one name/person in heaven or on earth that hasn’t let anyone down, Yeshua the Christ. In all things done in you life Christ is the head and direction to take and follow. And to do so requires change and sacrifice. You have to die and be reborn. You have to find a way to destroy the old you. You have to get rid of sin and live for Christ. This is way more than you just going to church. We have to cut off the things that cause us to fall to sin and live for him. Most say they live for Christ while returning home to the place the are shacking up with their boyfriend or girlfriend. Most say they live for Christ with their mouth and yet speak curses and blaspheme to others. Most say Christ is their head and master but yet they step out to take a smoke break because their body is addicted to the cigarettes, weed, and or the like. No other can claim these things while they have another master. Even if that Master is different forms of sins, You can’t serve two masters. Let’s pull to him as he has done with us.
For some of us out there we have knowledge of the last supper. Some of our knowledge is based solely one traditions of man. Have you ever really gone over some of the misunderstandings that is out there about this day and event?
This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. 1Cor 11:24-26.
The Bible records the events in the disciples writings but in 1 Corinthians it truly breaks it down and then references back to key events in John where Christ spoke on the same event but in a different setting. Most Christians today are aware of its importance but do this differently or at different times. Some do it only a Sundays( based on Roman influence to make Sunday the worship day over the true Sabbath day to honor they Sun god), some only on the first of the month( which really has no backing whatsoever), some every single time they meet, and even more so some only on the day of Passover(Jehovahs witness). Based on scripture this was not a event that only took place on a special day. We know this because this subject matter and instructions on the taken of bread and wine starts off with this verse
But in the following instructions I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse. For, in the first place, when you come together as a church 1Cor 11:17.
What we see here is the beginning of instruction about the taking of breed and wine. Paul is addressing this with his own church because they also have gotten things confused. Basically they started to take the event and change it into a party or a eating gathering. Basically, using the event as a place to just eat and drink to get full. If you notice the last verse here, “when you come together as a church”. This doesn’t mean once a year. In fact we know they meet more than just once a year. So Paul is establishing the time frame right now. This doesn’t include a special time or he would have said so right here. Why? Because unlike any other place in the Bible about the Taken of Bread these are the specific instruction for the church on how to go about doing it to correct false ways and concepts on it. With this instruction, there are warnings on how not to take this event. If there were any issues with specific dates and times this would have been spoken in this chapter. So basically, how often should you be establishing this? As the verse begins…”when you come together as a Church“. And if you stop and think about Christ’s statement about this event being done in rememberance of him then you know this is what you do every single time you meet in a church gathering. It is not something done once on the first Sunday or once every year. Jehovah Witnesses tie this into the Passover. Rightly so, but the Passover was once a year because the Old covenant laws and they used unworthy sacrifices of a Lamb that would never serve as a eternal source because it remained dead so it would never be good enough. Not to mention the fact that it would be impossible for them to slay a lamb every single time they met up based on sure numbers and availability of the male lambs every place the Jews went. Above all the most glaring proof is the fact that Christ when instructing his disciples never, I repeat never said “do this on this Day”. If there was something critical about only doing it on that day Christ would have spoken it. He never once eluded to this and therefore anyone doing so is adding to his word much like Eve did when she claimed God told her not to “touch” the tree. This is how Satan comes in adds things to get people on a wrong path. Another false action that is assumed for this occasion that the Jehovah Witness believe in without any scripture support is the concept that this event is only to be looked upon. They believe one should simple look at the bread and pass it over and look at the wine and pass it over, unless you are a part of the 144,000 Jehovah witness that is, which the Bible says are ALL Jewish Males only). But what does Christ command? He commanded them to Eat and Drink. If they didn’t Eat and drink what did this mean? Well, scripture is really clear….
So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. John 6:53-56
As you can see this comparison and analogy set here links back to the Last Supper event and commandment. How you come up with the thought that somehow it’s ok not to eat or drink even in this symbolic role is beyond me. There is absolutely no, I repeat again, no event in which this event was done by passing on without eating the bread and drinking the wine unless the person was doing this in a “unworthy manner“.
Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. 1 Cor 11:27
Key word here is manner not person. They will say a unworthy “person” are all those not apart of the 144,000. But scripture doesn’t call or say that a person is unworthy only the proceeding of the event in a unworthy “manner”. So before they show up at the door and ask you to attend the observance of Christ memorial, remember what you are expected to do and remember what Christ commanded of you to do. They don’t align.
I don’t believe Jehovah witnesses to be bad people or no more worse off that any other traditional Church. In many ways they have it right more so than others. But Every single denomination has false beliefs or assumptions in them somewhere. There are no perfect denominations. If you think” mine is” you are wrong. Christ being the Son of the Living God and the only way and light to salvation from the Father is the only truth his church is built off of. The moment “Theology” was born man created their own beliefs on top of the basics God gave to us for salvation. And so we stand divided today because of it. Until next time.
GEN 4:9-12 Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?” And the Lord said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to me from the ground. And now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. When you work the ground, it shall no longer yield to you its strength. You shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth.”
We have read this passage before. The famous “Am I my brothers keeper?” Story. In man’s race to seem wise among others we have developed theories about many things in the Bible. Some of these theories have been pushed for so long that people forget why they believe such things other than the fact that this is what pastor said or what my dad or mother told them. But just as the Bible says, reasoning with scripture and thought is always a needed thing. If we don’t, something like a camel walking through an eye of the needle becomes a threading needle in today’s society, making it impossible when in fact the eye of the needle ( to pillar post in the city entrance) only made traveling through city passages harder if you chose to keep your items on the camel instead of taking them off. It never made it an impossible task. You just had to take your time and be careful upon doing it. So it is with this story and assumption. For years many have been told that this story of the first murder informs us that Cane’s punishment was passed to all men just like Adam’s fall. Well this is false! Despite popular views Cane’s punishment was for him and him alone. How do I know this because of three important facts. One, Adam’s fall was tied to all of man only because all men came from his blood line. This is big! Cane is tied only with his family, not all of mankind(remember Seth and the other children Adam fathered)I could stop right here and this would close the case down now but I will proceed. Adam was also perfect, Cane was not. Cane had a sin nature basically. Cane was just like any other man at that time, judged on his own merit. The second fact was that the punishment on the ground and its production of food was already given upon man through Adam.
Gen 3:17-18 You shall not eat of it,’cursed is the ground because of you;in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life;thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you;
So this tells me that Cane received a even worst curse to the ground and produce attempts he put forth. And lastly we know this punishment was only to Cane because of the result. God marked Cane because of this curse to keep him safe from judgement. This mark and his curse was one and therefore it showed that it was unique to him. If it had passed to his family they too would have had to be mark for just being his bloodline and apart of the curse if it was truly passed to all his bloodline or even more so with all men. None of his family recieved such marks and therefore shows only Cane was effected by this special curse placed on him.
I know it sounds really good to come up with tie ends to help preach and or teach our children but when we tie in things that aren’t there this can leave the door open for Satan to get others to walk away from Christianity. It can also lead to assumption that mislead wrongful thoughts that may not lead to distruction right away but can do so later based on a false foundation. I think we all need to understand that embellishment is not needed in the gospel, no matter how good it makes others feel. What seems right to us could be a path away from Yahweh.
The world has gotten so turned around that most people today claim to honor God in relationships while either living with their other half or having Sex with their other half. I see so many men and women claiming to pray for the right man or woman but when they find that person that is supposed to be sent by God their is sex involved. And I’m not talking about a slip up. We think somehow in this messed up world that we can somehow honor God while fornicating with the person we are in a relationship with. Flash news is that if you are doing this God is nowhere inside that relationship nor is he pulling the strings or guiding it from that point. Most people know this but don’t want to look at it. God honors holiness and right standing with himself. You can’t live in sin and expect God to live in there with you, he won’t. And whatever so called blessing you think you are getting while living in sin isn’t from God because as his word shows, he doesn’t bless sin. So you need to decide if your overall happeness with the right person sent by the True God is worth waiting on physically. You are fooling yourself if you think He is somehow blessing your relationships while it stands against his kingdom. That would be Satan who would bless you while you stand in opposition to what God told you not to do, not Yahweh. How many women or men go to church only to retun home with the live in boyfriend or girlfriend? If you have ended up like this you seriously need to worry because this isn’t a reprobate mind that God warned all about. So before the next hallelujah shout in church, you need to ask yourself how you’re going to change for The God worthy of such praise. Or are simply going back home to live in sin?
Men, among all the other things that you face as you get older, one of the things you don’t need in a marriage is ED. Counter to most belief, avoiding porn doesn’t just help your relationship with God but it helps your relationship with you wife. Most people would think porn can be used to spice up things as a way to justify it. It’s a sin, bottom line. Lust against your soul is the most alarming. We don’t really listen to this all the time because we don’t instantly see the results of such sins during our life. However, now we know it has an effect on your active present life and your marriage. What studies have shown is that porn pushes the mind’s sexual drive levels to higher levels past the level it needs to be for normal reactions of the body. Basically your wife’s body and action aren’t enough because your brain has convinced itself it needs no less than the porn to even give the male body the push it need for a erection. This is ammo you can use if you are a porn addict. If you care about your wife and your marriage, porn is definitely not what you need. It’s like steroids. You would avoid it to protect your manly parts, right? Then this is no different. No matter how much logic the world puts in favor of porn it’s a reason why God warns us of lust. The world will tell you it’s fine and helps things but at the end of the day the “wages of sin is death”. There is only one payment it takes, it never gives back.
I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers. What I mean is that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” or “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Cephas,” or “I follow Christ.” Is Christ divided? 1cor 1:10-13
Think about this. What did Paul, Cephas, and Apollos, and even Christ stand for here in the context of this paragraph? They stood for different theologies, beliefs, or roads of thought labeled by what they thought was the founder or representatives of that those beliefs. Yes, above them all Christ is the only one that should be justified as our leader but in the context of the paragraph Paul’s statement is to show that even those who say they follow Christ still ended up, by default, creating the first group of division and separation along with the others. We know this type of division as denominations today. It is Satan’s masterpiece for his fight against the Church. I’m baptist, I’m Catholic, I’m Jehovah Witness, and I’m Mormon. These names are no more than the same division Paul warned his Corinthian church to flee from. Satan knows there is always a common sin present in men throughout the ages, Pride. Mankind, from day one, wanted to be set apart, wanted to feel like it was all about them, not others. From Eve’s temptation for wanting to be like God, to Cain being jealous that he was not as important to God as his brother. This sin surrounds men and keeps us creating concepts and beliefs system that put them up front and over others. Even the disciples quarreled over who would be at Christ side in heaven. We do this naturally because it’s in our nature. And those in these denominations convince themselves that this isn’t being done by them when it truly is. This is why Satan’s greatest trick isn’t convincing the world he doesn’t exist but convincing the Church to be divided. Even if the world didn’t believe in Satan this would not stop them from being witnessed to about Christ if the church was on one accord and not divided. We could lead the world to Christ instead of the world leading itself away from him. This could do far more damage to Satan’s kingdom than just merely knowing that he could exist. Ultimately, we will never get to be that force in this world while we remain divided because like or not the world, thanks to our division, the answer to the question above, as far as the world is concerned, is a resounding “YES!”. Thanks to denominations, Christ is divided in the world’s eyes so we have to find a way to unite.